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Breastfeeding and pumping look different from mom to mom. While they are practices shared across the globe, each mom’s unique experiences combine to create her own story.
Spreading the word about milk banking is essential to reaching mothers with extra breastmilk and educating the community about donor human milk. What better way to grab their attention than to be…
Katie and Noah from Fayetteville, Arkansas, immediately faced challenges upon their introduction to parenthood. Their daughter, Annie, was severely growth restricted during pregnancy. The placenta…
There are several ways donors transport their milk to Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas, but dropping off at depots is arguably the most popular. Depots make it possible for mothers to be a part of…
As a nurse, Sandi understands the value of breastmilk. When working a few shifts per month in her hospital’s NICU, she spoke with moms about breastfeeding and donor milk. Sandi’s work experience with…
Pumping: it’s a big part of many breastfeeding moms’ days. The pumping itself takes time, of course, but there are several other duties that go along with it. Storing the milk afterward, washing pump…
It can be remarkably difficult for breastfeeding mothers to get back into the swing of things at work after welcoming a new baby. Support from employers and coworkers can ease this transition, and…
What a year Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas had in 2017! Over the course of the last 12 months, MMBNT celebrated the fragile and premature infants who benefited from donor human milk and the…
Another year has come and gone, and once again babies across North Texas and beyond received life-saving donor human milk from Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas. It was another record-breaking year,…
Milk from Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas feeds fragile and premature infants. About 80 percent of milk is dispensed to hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), while about 20 percent goes…
Progress is in full swing at the site of MMBNT’s future home. In late November, we held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction project. A dedicated crew is hard at work every day,…
Michelle from Birmingham, Alabama, donated her extra breastmilk a few years ago after the birth of her daughter, Neva. In the following story, originally published in December 2015, Michelle shares…
If you’re traveling this holiday season, a breastfeeding routine can make those plans a bit more complicated. We’re here to help! Below are some basic tips and information about airport security, as…
It’s a season of change for milk banking. Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas is in the middle of a capital campaign and construction of a new facility, while its professional association, the Human…
Cassandra’s experience with donor milk has come full circle. In 2009, her son was born 9 weeks early due to HELLP Syndrome. Because of her medical complications, she was unable to provide him with…
Producing a plentiful amount of breastmilk is nothing new to Mandy. After the birth of her oldest child, now 4, she never stopped lactating. “Even two years after I stopped pumping, I was still…
For years, Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas has grown to meet the increased demand for donor human milk. We are bursting at the seams in our home on Magnolia Avenue, with every feasible inch of…
Courtney has held her position as a program assistant at Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas for more than a year, but four months ago she stepped into a new role: mom. Returning to work after giving…
Talicia’s second son, Ty, was stillborn at 29 weeks on December 8, 2015. After her unimaginable loss, Talicia helped other babies by donating her breastmilk. In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss…
At Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas, we value community involvement. Sharing our mission with others means more people understand the importance of donor milk, which can inspire some moms to become…